Herbal tea remedy

Herbal tea remedy

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Herbal tea remedy

Herbal tea remedy is one of the simplest ways to prepare herbs and use its curative value to heal ailments. A cup of tea costs just a few cents too. One teaspoon of herb per cup would suffice. This is to be ingested three or four times daily for it to be effective as an herbal tea remedy. A number of the herbal tea remedy such as fever-reducing teas and diuretics are best taken when hot because the heat induces perspiration.

There are several ways to prepare herbal tea remedy. These are:

* Infusions. This herbal tea remedy is made by pouring hot water over herbs and steep for five to ten minutes using saucepan, teapot and cup. To retain the essential oils in the herbs, cover the pot or pan. Flowers and leaves are used in infusion.
* Decoction. This herbal tea remedy is made by gently simmering the herbs in water for 15 to 30 minutes. Decoctions usually made use of roots and bark. The high heat can release more properties from roots and bark.
* Cold infusions. This herbal tea remedy is done by soaking herbs in cold water for eight hours. This method is usually done for delicate herbs that would lose essential oils if heated. There are currently two versions of tea in the market: flavor-enhanced tea and instant tea.
* Tinctures. This herbal tea remedy is herbal extracts that are concentrated liquid herbal medicine. This is good for years. You can dilute this into an instant herbal tea remedy by adding water or juice. Average does is 30 drops or a quarter teaspoon.

Herbs that can be used as an effective herbal tea remedy include the following:

Alfalfa
Fenugreek
Hyssop
Rose hips
Blackberry
Feverfew 
Lemon Grass
Rosemary
Chamomile
Flaxseed
Orange
Sarsaparilla
Chickweed
Ginseng
Peppermint
Savory
Chicory
Gotu kola 
Psyllium
Slippery elm
Dandelion
Hibiscus
Raspberry
Spearmint
Echinacea
Hops
Red Raspberry
Valerian
Fennel
Horehound

Due to the astringent tannin found herbal tea remedy, it could alleviate indigestion, diarrhea and other forms of stomach upset. It also aids in burning of fat calories in people who are overweight according to a Swiss research study. Perhaps the side effect due to herbal tea remedy could be derived from its caffeine content. Excessive amounts of the brewed tea could lead to irritability, sleeplessness, irregular heartbeat, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, headache or loss of appetite. To avoid side effects, do not take herbal tea remedy in excessive dosage, read package labels carefully and do not exceed recommended intake. Exercise caution when it comes to toxicities of certain herbs that are used as herbal tea remedy.